Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

Our mission at Downtown Montessori Academy is to create a Montessori environment where your child’s early experiences with learning will help him or her to become a self-confident, competent, cooperative adult. The competence the child attains is directly related to their engagement in the meaningful work of the Montessori classroom. We seek to provide a family-centered environment that enriches and nurtures the growth of the family and the child.


We believe that children learn best when they are at ease and comfortable. The key is to see the hidden nature of the child at given stages of development and to design an environment that will fulfill the child’s innate potential.

The educational approach is for children to trust in their own ability, to think and to solve problems independently. The goal is to lead students to think for themselves and become actively engaged in the learning process. Like the rest of us, children learn through trial, error and discovery. The students learn not to be afraid of making mistakes. They learn to try and try again without fear of embarrassment. As we allow students to develop a meaningful degree of independence and self-discipline, we also set a pattern for a lifetime of good work habits and a sense of responsibility. Our Montessori students are taught pride in their work.

We value good communication between parents, teachers, and administration.